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March has arrived, which means colleges and universities across Massachusetts will be taking a week-long vacation for the much anticipated Spring Break. As we have seen this winter, Massachusetts’ weather is diverse and can change quickly. This provides many more options for Spring Break activities than most locations! Whether it’s cold and snowing or warm and sunny, Massachusetts offers something for everyone.
Here is our list of the Top 4 things to do in Massachusetts during Spring Break:
Boston, the vibrant state capital, offers everything from history to shopping to delicious food. It is easily accessible by train, bus, or car from the rest of the state, and has many lodging options for every budget. History buffs can explore the Boston Common, the oldest park in the country and also the starting point of the Freedom Trail. Anyone looking for a magnificent view can walk across the Charles River via the Longfellow Bridge and see the beauty of the river and Boston skyline up close. If you want to shop and add new spring items to your wardrobe, you can take the T to the Hynes Convention Center stop and walk down famed Newbury Street. A bit further down the Green Line at Copley, are the Prudential Center and Copley Place malls which offer even more shopping options. Boston is also known for its diverse cuisine, so you should definitely try some of the restaurants the city offers. On a sunny day many restaurants, like the ones on Newbury Street, offer outdoor patio seating which is the perfect way to feel the energy of the city while enjoying a delicious meal.
Just because it’s called “Spring Break” does not guarantee it will feel like Spring. Luckily, even if your spring break is cold and snowy, Massachusetts has plenty of options. You can take a trip to the mountains and visit one of the many ski areas the state has to offer. We suggest Wachusett Mountain, Jiminy Peak, Nashoba Valley Ski Area, Berkshire East Ski Area, and Ward Hill. You can spend your days skiing, snowboarding, or doing other fun activities in the snow. If outdoor sports aren’t of interest, these ski areas also offer plenty of relaxing indoor activities. Order a cup of hot chocolate, and enjoy the views of the snow-covered mountains.
If you like excursions and discovering new places, a road trip across the state will let you explore a variety of locations and sights. Some of our suggested stops are Plymouth, Salem and the towns along Cape Cod. Remember to rent a car and book a hotel ahead of time, since mid-March is a popular travel time. You can check out the explore section on our website for more recommendations.
Wherever you are in MA you can always check our website for updates on new events. There, you can find daily events such as concerts, theater performances, and other local events across Massachusetts. For a taste of an international event we recommend attending Yamato The Drummers of Japan on Sunday, March 13, or Vicente Amigo’s concert on March 5 in Boston.
Have fun exploring Massachusetts and be sure to invite your family and friends along. Spring break is the perfect time to give family and friends a tour of your college town and explore everything Massachusetts has to offer. Happy Spring-Breaking!